Bernard F. Asuncion

Gold Star - 120,458 Points (July 30,1967 / Subic, Philippines)

Putting On Humility - Poem by Bernard F. Asuncion

Meekness may evoke vision
Of being on center stage;
Yet remaining modest amid
Honor, praise and prestige.

It may also elicit picture
Of someone saying 'I was wrong';
Or telling 'I need help' from
The group he does belong.

Yes, it brings into mind
Of one not expecting royal treatment;
Remaining lowly and meek,
Even if he is prominent.

It further educes one's image
Of putting others' interest first;
Reaching down to others
From pedestal of influence.

Lowliness leads to wisdom,
While pride to disgrace;
The former ends in honor,
As the latter in loss of success.

Humility brings wealth and life,
While ego carries castigation;
Modesty makes joy,
As pride puts one in destruction.

Hat in hand gains guidance,
As cap on head spawns strife;
Clothe not oneself with boastfulness,
Putting on humility in life.

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Verse


Comments about Putting On Humility by Bernard F. Asuncion

  • Hans Vr (9/17/2015 8:25:00 PM)


    A superb wisdom expressed in these very melodious verses.
    A poem that inspires and warms he heart.
    You may enjoy my poem, Y/ Standing low
    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/y-standing-low/
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 3, 2016


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